1988 Nintendo Store Display

Holy moly.. what I wouldn’t give to travel back in time with an adult paycheck to this Target store back in 1988. The only thing that could top this for me would be a trip to Toys ‘R Us back in the day!

It’s the stuff dreams are made of.

The Death of Jason Prairie (10 Year Anniversary)

Today we’re remembering the life of a very good man and a dear friend of mine. Ten years ago on opening day at Miller Park a very foolish stunt was attempted.. and failed.. in the parking lot following the game.

(He’s not really dead.. also, sorry for the potato quality. It was 2008!)

Who actually owned an NEC TurboGrafx 16?

I can absolutely remember seeing commercials for various Bonk video games growing up but I didn’t know a single person that owned a TurboGrafx 16. To this date and even after years of yard sales and collecting vintage games I’ve never seen one in person, nor do I know anyone who has one.

Enjoy this piece of nostalgia I found on a VHS tape.

AOL

For a few years back in the late 1990′s and early 2000′s there seemed to be an ever-growing barrage of AOL discs in our mailboxes. Sometimes once a week, then a few times a week.. and eventually what seemed to be every damned day!

The Chaps gang found some fun new uses for the discs.

Chaps Reloaded (The Matrix)

The year was 2000. A group of young amateur filmmakers were spending their free time shooting comedy sketches for their show “Chaps”, which aired on public access in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls. “The Matrix” inspired a few of these parody videos including this one used as the show intro to the final episode (57).

Even though the acting was shoddy at best and wardrobe was non-existent, the editing and comedic timing in many spots still stands strong 15 years later.

SNES Famicom Edition

SNES Famicom Edition

This poor, sad old console was in need of a lot of love so I decided to rehab it back to functionality.. and then some.

The color scheme is a tribute to the console that started it all – The Nintendo Family Computer (or Famicom). It’s my own special color scheme to bring back to glory this mighty machine.

I’ve also modded the system to accept Japanese Super Famicom carts (SFC) for a bit more authenticity.

What do you think?